[Editor’s note: The following list was originally published October 15, 2019 and has been updated with new entries.]
Looking for a scary movie to watch this Halloween season or at any point during the year? Why not take a suggestion from one of the best directors working today and/or a master of the horror genre. IndieWire has rounded up 45 of our favorite directors discussing the horror movies they love, from Guillermo del Toro on “Eyes Without a Face” to Martin Scorsese on “The Innocents,” Jennifer Kent on “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” Jordan Peele on “Misery,” and more. Rising voices in the horror genre such as Nia DaCosta, Osgood Perkins, and Natalie Erika James, plus new horror masters like Mike Flanagan and old legends like Rob Zombie and John Carpenter, are all included below with their picks for favorite horror movies.
Check out all 45 recommendations in the list below.